Big Red Songbook: 250+ IWW Songs!

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PM Press, Feb 19, 2016 - Music - 560 pages
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In 1905, representatives from dozens of radical labor groups came together in Chicago to form One Big Union—the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), known as the Wobblies. The union was a big presence in the labor movement and everywhere its members went, they sang. In The Big Red Songbook, the editors have gathered songs, rare artwork, personal recollections, discographies, and more into one big all-embracing book. In addition to the 250+ songs, writings are included from Archie Green, Franklin Rosemont, David Roediger, Salvatore Salerno, Judy Branfman, Richard Brazier, James Connell, Carlos Cortez, Bill Friedland, Virginia Martin, Harry McClintock, Fred Thompson, Adam Machado, and many more.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Lost and Found Other IWW Songs and Poems
Songwriters Tell Their Stories
How I Wrote the Red Flag
How Long Are You in Town? Two Stolen Songs Find
Afterword
A Checklist of IWW Songs Songbooks in Chronological Order
Bibliography
Recorded I W W Songs A Working Discography
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Archie Green was an American folklorist specializing in laborlore (defined as the special folklore of workers) and American folk music. Tom Morello is an original member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Utah Phillips was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet, and the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest." David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Franklin Rosemont was an editor of many works and with Penelope Rosemont helmed the venerable radical publishing house the Charles H. Kerr Co. Salvatore Salerno is an author and a professor on the Community Faculty staff of Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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